Antique 17th Century Turkish Ottoman Or Hungarian Combat Mace Topuz Buzogányo
Rare antique, 17th century, Turkish Ottoman or Hungarian combat mace, "Topuz - Buzogányok".
DETAILS: A hand forged, compact, bulbous iron head formed with an arrangement of robust flanges, with an integral socket of octagonal section, wooden haft decorated with incised scrolls.
REFERENCES: (1) A very similar Turkish mace is published in the Serbian book, "Weapons in the City Museum Vršac," page 60. (2) A comparable mace is published in the Hungarian book "Historical Exhibition," presenting Sandor Joth's collection, Page: 74. Description: Hungarian Lieutenant's mace 17th century.
Similar Turkish Ottoman maces are published in Bonhams' catalog, "Islamic & Indian Art 19 Apr 2007 London. Lot. 193. Price £1,500 - 2,000. US$ 2,300 - 3,000. Lot.194. Price £2,000 - 3,000. US$ 2,500 - 3,700. THESE PRICES ARE FROM 13 YEARS AGO
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The Buyer will be provided with copies of the pages from the mentioned books along with a certificate of authenticity.
The mace was established as an Ottoman symbol of office from at least as early as the 16th century, carried by senior officers in war. In eastern and central Europe, a flanged mace was bared by commanders as a symbol of rank and a sign of the officer's authority.
CONDITION: Showing age and usage, iron with heavy dark patination with age wear, some flanges in the iron head are missing, a three in total, obviously this damages was cost by combat impact, wood haft slightly bent.
Overall length: 45 cm (17.72 inches)
Width of the head: 5.8 cm (2.28 inches)
Over-length of the head with socket:16.5 cm (6.5 inches)
WEIGHT: 503 grams (1.10893 Pounds)